Friday, October 9, 2009

Penny Jane's Quilt *Fall Quilt Festival*

 vPark City Girl is hosting another Blogger Quilt Festival.  She did one in spring that I browsed through a bit.  I decided that it would be fun to participate this time around.  This time she wanted us to post our favorite quilt.  So I pulled out the pictures of a baby quilt I made earlier this year.



























I modified Valori Well's Urban Baby pattern for this quilt.  I love how it looks completely random but isn't.  :)  It was so much fun picking out the fabric for this quilt.  I started with that really loud one and went from there.

  This was a gift for a close friend's daughter who was born in May.  I was a bit bummed when I heard the name they chose for her since it is one of my two favorite baby girls names.  (In fact I had a flash/premonition as she was getting ready to tell me.  I wanted to cover my ears and go," Don't say it, don't say it!"  I just knew in my heart she was going to say Penelope.  I'm not sure how I knew, but I just did.)  I was heartbroken for about two weeks.  My husband thought I was being weird.  Trying to make me feel better, he said he never would have agreed to name our next one Penelope anyhow.  (Men!)  Once I got over it I figured the girl with my favorite name should be the owner of my favorite quilt and I set out to "make it so".



























The cupcake fabric was something I bought on clearance over a year ago.  I think I originally bought it to make myself PJ pants but never got around to it.  I am glad I didn't.  It makes for such a fun backing.

Now go visit some of the other sites that are in the Festival!  :)

14 comments:

Anne said...

So pretty! I especially love that flower fabric!

Kaye Prince said...

This quilt is beautiful! Penelope is one of my favourite names too, I also would have been heartbroken if someone had "taken" my name!

Zonnah said...

Cute fabrics and it is beautiful :)

Poppyprint said...

What an adorable, cuddly-looking quilt. Penelope (all name angst aside) is lucky to have it! Thanks for visiting me today. My Wreath quilt is for the wall, but could be used on the couch as it is 60" square. The quilt festival is fun, isn't it!!!

Katie B. said...

Very cute! I'm sure little Penelope loves it.

Leslie said...

this is so great....i love the fun colors and randomness. every sweet little lady should have a fun quilt like this one

Grams said...

What a pretty quilt. The fabrics are all so colorful. I love how it all just goes together.

Vail in TN

Ruth Anne Olson said...

very cute quilt for the girl with the pretty name.

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt

Rhondi said...

Such pretty colors for a baby quilt! Isn't it fun visiting all the blogs and seeing so many quilts?

Jessie said...

I like the cupcake fabric. Nice job!

SewCalGal said...

Cheerful quilt. You did a great job.
Thanks for sharing your story, quilt & participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

What a beautiful quilt and so thoughtful of you.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very sweet quilt! I love the colors. I'm trying to work my way through the quilt festival. So many lovely quilts to look at!